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|worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in the Wireless LAN AutoConfig Service, on Windows 2008/Vista computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.|
If exploited successfully, MS09-049 allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user. If this user had administrator rights, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.
In order to explot this vulnerability, an attacking user could desploy a wireless transmitter that transmits maliciously crafted frames.
If you have a Windows 2008/Vista computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.